Underweight, overweight and obesity among a Piedmont (Northern Italy) children sample

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The aim of the present study is to assess the incidence of under/overweight and obesity in a sample of children 6-11 years old in Turin province and to monitor the secular trend in weight. Our survey shows that about 2% of children are underweight, 17% overweight and 3% obese. Males show a prevalence of overweight and obesity, The comparison of current data with those collected in 1979 by Ente Italiano Moda (E.I.M.) [I] shows a significant increase of weight problems in both sexes: this, in chilhood, is an emergent social problem that can produce adverse health effects in adulthood. It could be prevented encouraging correct eating behaviors and active lifestyle among children.

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2011-01-30
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BMI, underweight, overweight, obesity
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Micheletti Cremasco, M., Lorè, A., Zanon, F., & Fubini, E. (2011). Underweight, overweight and obesity among a Piedmont (Northern Italy) children sample. Journal of Biological Research - Bollettino Della Società Italiana Di Biologia Sperimentale, 84(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/jbr.2011.4637

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